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contemporary, the american expatriate sculptor jacob epstein, a passionate advocate of truth-to-material and the bold forms of tribal art. moore had his first one-man show in 1928. it won him favorable reviews and an important friend, the influential critic herbert read, who admired moore's direct carving and the organic evolution of his forms. later in 1928, another coup: the architect of the new london transport headquarters selected seven sculptors to decorate the building. one of them was jacob epstein, moore's mentor. epstein recommended moore, who completed west wind in january of 1929. later that year, moore created his first masterpiece, bringing together his disparate sources in a single powerful work. it signaled a preoccupation that would consume him throughout his working life: the reclining female figure. i think what we see most clearly in that figure from leeds is the impact of a single object that really captured his imagination from ancient mexican art: the chacmool figure, and that really provides him with fodder, with inspiration, throughout his career. he
sculptor jacob epstein, a passionate advocate of truth-to-material and the bold forms of tribal art. moore had his first one-man show in 1928. it won him favorable reviews and an important friend, the influential critic herbert read, who admired moore's direct carving and the organic evolution of his forms. later in 1928, another coup: the architect of the new london transport headquarters selected seven sculptors to decorate the building. one of them was jacob epstein, moore's mentor. epstein recommended moore, who completed west wind in january of 1929. later that year, moore created his first masterpiece, bringing together his disparate sources in a single powerful work. it signaled a preoccupation that would consume him throughout his working life: the reclining female figure. i think what we see most clearly in that figure from leeds is the impact of a single object that really captured his imagination from ancient mexican art: the chacmool figure, and that really provides him with fodder, with inspiration, throughout his career. he carves figures which have a very peculiar positionin
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